..the strategic voting concept begins at the very top. some parties vie to be more to the right while others to the left. still others drum up fear. this is all strategic to capture voters. but it’s all a crap shoot to gain power. but voters using it..well aren’t they being led down the garden path.
..i've voted strategic all my life and i’ve turned 67 this year. that’s a lot of strategic voting. i've had to. the primary purpose of parties is to get elected not make a better world. i don't want free trade deals that begins with govs and corps meeting in secret in plush hotels or resorts. the result is populations having almost zero input or having any say on it’s implementation. at best we get politicians that say that they would get a better deal but nary a word about the corrupt and anti-democratic process. this applies across the board.
..the parties themselves are only minimally democratic. how can we expect them to act any other way when they can't even make their parties democratic.
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